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    Memphis Estate Sale--lots of photo stuff

    A friend sent me a link to this estate sale this weekend in Memphis. I'm not associated with it in any way, but looks like a fair amount of darkroom equipment, cameras, lenses, paper, film, etc. Also 16mm movie films and equip., if you're into that. Might be worth checking out if you are in the area: http://www.estatesales.net/estate-sales/482685.aspx

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    I'm about 2 1/2 hours from Memphis. I see that it is a commercial estate sale company. Not necessarily bad, but hate to drive that far and find they were pricing the camera gear at the top of the price range. Or that the cameras needed a lot of attention.

    But my son lives in Memphis, so maybe I can con... err get him to take a look.


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    Holy Moly, this guy had his s**t together in the darkroom. I'd love to buy all of it. Nice sinks. I can only hope my estate sale looks like this when I die. But it won't. It will be a disorganized disaster area.
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    Not that I'm saying don't do it, but does anyone feel a slight sense of morbidity buying a recently deceased fellow printer's stuff? I guess another way of thinking would be that he'd rather it see it go to people who will value it rather than junk it.
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clayne View Post
    Not that I'm saying don't do it, but does anyone feel a slight sense of morbidity buying a recently deceased fellow printer's stuff? I guess another way of thinking would be that he'd rather it see it go to people who will value it rather than junk it.

    I think that when I died and someone bought all my camera and darkroom stuff, for once my wife finally would also get something out of it :-)
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    Since a lot of people make money in estate sales it's interesting to think about just how much value is lost through death. Granted, these aren't gold bars we're talking about... But I'd imagine resale during estate sales isn't anywhere close to 1-by-1 sales on eBay and the like. Someone is making money, that's for sure.
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    On my way to Memphis to check it out.

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    Nikon F3 HP WITH Nikkor P 105 2.8 lens. They want $249. Battery is dead, so can't test, no guarantee, no return. So think I'll pass...

    They want $3 a roll for film that expired between 1999 and 2008.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ambaker View Post
    Nikon F3 HP WITH Nikkor P 105 2.8 lens. They want $249. Battery is dead, so can't test, no guarantee, no return. So think I'll pass...

    They want $3 a roll for film that expired between 1999 and 2008.
    A little bit high but the lens is 100$ easy leaving one with a 149$ F3HP so if it works I'd say that's not too bad a deal. The film should be 1-2$/roll IMO.
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

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    The sale continues tomorrow, and they said they would be interested in offers tomorrow on what doesn't sell today. So using some of my points to spend the night in town.

    Lots of large size photo paper in a freezer and a fair amount of film. They have an enlarger 35mm/med format. But they are asking $1450 for it. Not happening on my budget.


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